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Avnet Enhances Security Capability for MicroZed Industrial IoT Kit

November 29, 2016 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released an add-on module and reference design for its MicroZed™ Industrial IoT Kit, bringing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security capabilities for platform integrity, remote attestation and cryptographic services often required by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, implemented in a hardware root of trust for maximum security. The Avnet-designed Infineon TPM V1.2 Peripheral Module is based on the OPTIGA™ TPM SLB9670 security solution from Infineon Technologies AG and connects to the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC from Xilinx, Inc., which is included on Avnet’s MicroZed System-on-Module (SOM).

The Infineon TPM add-on module, along with the downloadable reference design, enable measured boot functionality for the Avnet MicroZed SOM. The system also supports additional use cases such as device identity, secure storage, secure communications and secure firmware upgrade.

“In working with Xilinx and Infineon, Avnet has provided our design customers with an improved security capability for our solutions based on the Xilinx Zynq architecture,” said Ron Wright, technical marketing manager, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “With this low-cost Pmod, designers can easily explore a range of security options often required for factory automation, smart cities, smart grid and health care applications.”

“The addition of the Infineon Trusted Platform Module brings new levels of cybersecurity to the Industrial IoT Starter kit from Avnet. Utilizing the combination of Infineon’s TPM and Zynq’s Programmable SoC multi-layered security features, developers can rapidly realize a high degree of trustworthiness for their Industrial IoT platform when connecting from edge to cloud,” said Dan Isaacs, director of Industrial IoT ecosystem strategy and market development, Xilinx.

“Making our OPTIGA™ TPM available to customers as a peripheral module with a supporting reference design should make integration into new and existing designs much easier,” said Joerg Borchert, vice president of the chip card and security division, Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. “The TPM provides the higher level of security needed to protect network-connected systems against the flood of attacks they face every day.”

The Infineon TPM V1.2 Peripheral Module is now available from Avnet Electronics Marketing for $29.95. Further information on the module and reference design can be found at: http://microzed.org/product/trusted-platform-module-security-pmod.

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

Contacts
Avnet Electronics Marketing
Sean Fanning, 480-643-7824
Senior VP, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]

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